The Eifel region in Germany is known for its vivid landscape, characterised by woodland, waterfalls and wilderness. Covering over 110 square kilometres, the Eifel National Park is as diverse as it is dramatic, and is the perfect destination for an active and relaxing family holiday. Visit one of our holiday parks in the area and make the most of everything that this spectacular region has to offer.
Active family holidays in the Eifel
The unrivalled natural beauty of the Eifel region is the ideal setting for an active outdoor holiday with the family. The region is well-known for its sports, especially hiking and cross-country skiing. The National Park itself offers free guided hikes from park rangers. They are offered in a variety of languages, and you are able to learn all sorts of things about the flora, fauna and history of the region when accompanied by an expert. You can even take free boat trips with the park rangers and experience the diversity of the park from the water. One of the most well-known hiking trails in the Eifel is the Eifelsteig, which takes ramblers through volcanic crags, huge lakes, blossoming meadows, ancient castles and dense forests. During the colder months, the Eifel is an area of choice for winter sports enthusiasts, particularly cross-country skiers. Enjoy a day of skiing through the breathtaking surroundings before returning to your holiday park and enjoying the extensive facilities. If you want a guaranteed white Christmas this year, the Eifel is a highly recommended destination for an idyllic winter getaway.
Food and culture in the Eifel
Besides beautiful countryside and plenty of outdoor activities, you can dig in to various culinary delights while visiting the Eifel in Germany. It’s no big secret that the German’s love their meat and beer, and the Eifel region is no exception. You can visit many cosy restaurants that serve large portions of all the German classics at very affordable prices. The Eifel region in particular is famous for its gingerbread, a treat which goes hand in hand with Christmas time. If you want to experience some history and culture while visiting the Eifel, there are numerous Roman relics and ancient castles to explore in the area. Eltz Castle is a well-preserved medieval castle nestled in the hills above the river. Lissingen Castle dates to the 13th century, and Nürburg Castle is a hilltop castle in the Eifel mountains and can be visited and explored free of charge.
Visit Nürburgring race track
Nürburgring, also known as “Green Hell” by its fans, is one of the most celebrated race tracks in the world and one of Germany’s national monuments. Attracting over two million visitors per year, the Nürburgring opens its track for tourist driving sessions, as well as holding 200 events per year. These include Formula 1, DTM and vintage car races. As well as a race track, Nürburgring is a leisure and business centre, offering a diverse range of activities and attractions for all kinds of visitors. There is a boulevard of shops and a large entertainment and restaurant complex. Located in the town of Nürburg, you can make a day of it and visit the track before tucking in to one of the local cafes or restaurants.
Book a holiday park in the Eifel
With so much to offer, the Eifel region is the perfect destination for an active getaway at any time of year. Have a look at our selection of holiday parks in the Eifel, and make the most of our discounts and deals at HolidayParkSpecials.co.uk.